Y’all….I made a thing and it is done! My Worsted Boxy is off the blocking mats and ready for fall.
Pattern: Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Yarn: Berroco Vintage in Mushroom. I used 437 grams or 948 yards of yarn.
Needles: US 7 and US 9
Mods: Omitted rolled stockinette collar and used a single crochet edging
I realized as I was packing away my supplies from this project that I might have made an oops. I’m pretty sure I knit the body of this sweater on US7s instead of US 9s. Between that and the fact that I picked a pattern size to purposely have less positive ease I have probably four to five inches of positive ease instead of ten as called for in the pattern. And the sleeves hit me above the elbow instead of below as shown in the pattern.
I am still happy with this project. The fabric I created is nice and dense enough that I don’t need a tank underneath. It’s definitely boxy shaped and I think hangs nicely on my frame. And I only had 70 grams of yarn left so I probably could not have made the next size up. I don’t know, maybe with the larger needles I would have not used as much yarn? I might go back and add another row of single crochets around the neckline. Simply to add more stability and make it look like a formal neckline.
I’m not sure I would knit this particular sweater again. I could possibly be tempted to do a fingering weight boxy or the v-neck boxy?
P.s. the hem totally stopped rolling after blocking! I win!!!